As an America Knows How leader, you can help inspire your customers, communities, and colleagues on climate solutions.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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1. What is America Knows How?

America Knows How is a coalition of business leaders united to advance climate solutions for the benefit of their companies, customers, communities, and colleagues. American business leaders are working together to ensure that we pivot quickly to address climate change and seize this opportunity to show that America knows how to innovate and lead on solutions. Leaders and organizations representing businesses large and small, from across the country and a breadth of industries, are invited to join and leverage the America Knows How program.

2. Why are business leaders uniquely positioned to foster new levels of support for climate change solutions?

From the Industrial Revolution to the Dot Com Boom, American businesses have proven they can dramatically improve our economy… and our society. Americans know they can better their lives by choosing goods and services from their favorite brands and local stores. And, in boardrooms and store rooms nationwide, business leaders are rising to meet a new customer expectation - prioritizing profit alongside people and the world in which we live.

3. What is climate change?

Climate change is caused by an overabundance of heat-trapping gases and particles within the atmosphere. These gases, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and black carbon (soot), are the result of burning and drilling for fossil fuels. This results in shifts in climate and weather patterns, causing more floods, droughts, stronger and more unpredictable storms, rising sea levels, heat waves, and changes to growing seasons and zones. There are also several health and lifestyle impacts with increased air pollution, resulting in rising asthma rates, allergies, and other health impacts, that many Americans are witnessing within their own communities. For more information on climate change, visit the National Climate Assessment website.

4. What if we are new to climate leadership?

Many business leaders are new to climate change leadership but have come to realize that addressing climate is an opportunity to protect our citizens, our communities, and the economic well-being of our local businesses. They also realize climate leadership is better for business.

America Knows How makes it easy for business leaders and their key staff to become even more effective as climate leaders by providing tools and resources geared to improve operations and enhance engagement opportunities within a business of any size, budget, or experience with climate change. America Knows How will help you lead by example and communicate successfully to get others involved. We welcome you to join us as a leader to encourage others to work towards aprosperous future.

5. How will America Knows How support me?

America Knows How connects business leaders with a wide variety of resources, other leaders, and a program for use within peer leadership groups to build stronger and healthier businesses. Whether business leaders are looking to lead by example in their climate impact or engage others in climate solutions, America Knows How provides a plethora of effective tools, resources, ideas, guides and success stories – all in a comprehensive, easy-to-access collection.

By joining America Knows How, business leaders can get on the Path to Positive. They can make plans, access helpful resources and organize their action steps on AmericaKnowsHow.com

In addition to these direct benefits, America Knows How leaders are linked to other leaders in higher education, health, faith, communities and other sectors that touch Americans’ lives through the MomentUs initiative.

6. How do I join America Knows How?

Joining America Knows How takes less than a minute and is free! You can join online at AmericaKnowsHow.com. By making the Path to Positive pledge, you are joining a network of leaders committed to leading by example in their own climate impactand inspiring others to lead on climate in their businesses, communities and homes. You can also choose to join as an individual.